This link will lead you to all the styles of MacNeil tartan we do in store such as withered, ancient and modern MacNeil tartan

This link will lead you to the Scottish register of tartans however some of these tartans may be privately owned and created and would require permission to be used and woven

This link will lead you to some of our clan crest accessories that we do for MacNeil[Clan+Crest]=MacNeil

With most kilts we would recommend a heavyweight MacNeil tartan kilt as it will sit and swing better  

We have 15 MacNeil tartans that we sell in store the most popular MacNeil  tartan we sell is 16/17oz Ancient MacNeil of Barra  tartan which is Houstons own range

The main colours in the MacNeil  tartan are blue, green, black, yellow and white

MacNeil Clan history  

The Hebrides islands and the west coast of Scotland, together forming the ancient Dalriadan kingdom, served as the ancestral homeland of the MacNeil family. The name Mac Neill, derived from the personal name Neil, translates to “son of Neil” in Gaelic.

The MacNeil surname was initially found on the islands of Barra, Gigha, Colonsay, and Oronsay. Historical records indicate that in 1049, Niall, a direct descendant of King Niall of the Nine Hostages, arrived in Barra and established the Clan MacNeill of Barra.

On the other hand, some believe that another relative, possibly the younger brother of Niall named Anrothan, married a Princess of the Dalriadans, an ancient lineage from which many early Scottish Kings originated. Legend suggests that Anrothan founded the MacNeill house of Colonsay through his son Torquil of Taynish.

This particular branch eventually acquired the territories of Gigha, Colonsay, and Oronsay, located beyond the Firth of Lorne. Over the following two centuries, it seemed that these two prominent houses were evolving independently of each other.

The MacNeil Family motto is “buaidh no bas” which translates to “victory or death”

Ewans tips for styling

There are many ways to style the MacNeil tartan however our recommendation would be a silver or charcoal tweed jacket

We also recommend that you match the colour of your flashes to the tartan or a plain colour


Famous MacNeil

A famous MacNeil you might know being George MacNeil who is known for being a sprinter and footballer He’s had a great career in both sports and went on to train in both being a coach for Hearts and Livingston and a sprinting coach.

Ancient MacNeil Tartan Clan

Ancient MacNeil of Barra from Houstons own range

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